Six of Tenerife’s Best Cool Pools for Hot Days

Fri, June 29th, 2012 - By Andrea Montgomery

The month of June has seen some sizzling temperatures in Tenerife and with the hottest three months of the year waiting in the wings, it’s time to check out some of the island’s coolest pools in which to chill out.

Lago Martianez, Puerto de la Cruz

Lago Martiánez
Occupying the buzzing promenade of Puerto de la Cruz, the iconic swimming pool complex of Lago Martiánez offers restaurants, kiosks and oodles of sunbathing terraces dotted around tropical gardens alongside sculptures from César Manrique. In-pool bars, Jacuzzis, a kiddies’ pool and a vast water feature that rains down on you like a spa treatment all add up to seven pool heaven.

Hotel Jardin Tropical

Hotel Jardín Tropical
When it comes to beautiful hotel pools, the Hotel Jardin Tropical in Costa Adeje takes some beating. Pools so blue your friends will swear you Photoshop’d the photos, meander through white colonnades and gardens brimming with tall palms and exotic flora. And as if the pool by the hotel isn’t already lovely enough, cross the promenade to its beach club where the cliff side pool offers more stylish swimming with grandstand views over La Gomera.

Hotel Gran Melia Palacio
Ever opened the pages of Conde Nast magazine and wished you were there? Treat yourself to a stay at the Hotel Gran Melia Palacio in Alcalá and your wishes are about to be granted. An infinity pool that’s, well, infinite; Balinese beds with thatched roofs and blood red sunsets on its perfect surface. Pure style, pure luxury, pure bliss. For my money, this is quite possibly the most stylish hotel on Tenerife and the pool is simply stunning.

Hotel Las Aguilas, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Hotel Las Águilas
It isn’t until you arrive at Hotel Las Águilas on the borders of La Orotava, Los Realejos and Puerto de la Cruz that you realise just how special that hilltop location is. Spread below its perfectly formed, infinity pool the banana plantations and vineyards of the La Ototava Valley sweep down to Puerto de la Cruz on its coastal promontory. For those for whom size matters, there’s a larger but equally beautiful swimming pool on the hotel’s garden headland, complete with the same stunning vistas.

Siam Park, Tenerife

Siam Park
It’s not what most people go for but there’s no denying the attraction of the Thai beach at Siam Park. High waves to ride and scream your way into for the brave front-liners or gentle waves lapping at the shore for those of us who prefer our pools not to bite back, and soft sun loungers to sink onto beneath the shade of a parasol.

Hotel Barcelo Santiago, Tenerife

Hotel Barceló Santiago
A personal favourite, it’s difficult to tell where the blue of the Hotel Barceló Santiago‘s pools ends and the ocean begins. With a grandstand setting overlooking the eponymous giants of Los Gigantes on one side and the green neighbour of La Gomera on the other, this is a heavenly spot in which to while away a sunny afternoon.

Posted : Friday, June 29th, 2012 at 11:15 am
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